Sunday, June 22, 2014


Diamond Textiles, who manufactures the yarn-dyed woven cottons we carry and use in many designs, displayed our Baskets Runner model in their booth at Quilt Market this spring.
Diamond sent me this picture but didn't identify that beautiful quilt and wall hanging.  Love both of those don't you?   Woven cottons . . what is not to love.
Well Janet is the winner of our
Congratulations Janet!  Can't wait to see your version.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014


And before you are seated, you could warm up your table with our new Table Runner.
Baskets Runner & Placemats pattern also comes with two versions of 15" placemats.
Finally finished the instructions - made simple by piecing half square triangles.
Don't you love half square triangles?!   See one of the Basket Blocks below.
The woven cottons are also available on our site.
Click here to go to our website and view the long table runner.
Woolbert saw that little wool flower on one of the mats so he is ready to
GIVE - AWAY . . this new pattern.
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My Table is cluttered with wool and kits that are being packed for the next show.  Not ONE INCH left for the new Runner!!       So what about Your Table?

Friday, June 13, 2014


Daughter at 3 . . full of glee.




steps. .
and she's what she wanted to be.
 Nurse Practitioner.   We call her Doctor J
And i'm sure we will be calling her often!
Congratulations!! . . Admirations!! . . And we know you will.
Make The World Better.
Thank you Journey .  . for the most amazing evening.

Thursday, June 5, 2014


A fabric company sent some of their newest yarn-dyed woven cottons to me before Quilt Market. 
I stitched up a 3 block table runner in time to ship off to them for their booth.

I love these wovens and they mix well with all of your woolens . . great backgrounds too.
These six taupes and browns have just been added to our website Accessories/Fabrics Page.
You can order them by the half yard.

I couldn't resist adding some whimsical placemats to the table runner . . 
pattern almost ready.
And of course Woolbert will announce a drawing here for the free one we'll be giving away.  I hope you win . . really!

Below is a scan of the basket block I designed for the runner . . just a bit "off" from the traditional.  After the scan, there was some hand stitching added and then some fabulous quilting by my friend
Angie of All Washed Up Quilts.
So what's in your basket today?

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


We went to the nearby Summer Arts and Music Festival this past weekend.  The twins decided their new dresses were just right for all of the dancing that would surely come about.

They love festivals and were in heaven with all of the activity.
Even though there was lots of partying to attend to . . . they brought along their three-week old little cousin . . 
and kept a  good watch over her.
Nana had better find some more of that fabric.  Another dancing dress will surely be needed.
Better make that two . . because all the way across the country, just a month before, another little cousin  arrived.    So many dresses   . so many sweet little girls.   So many thanks.